I'm so proud of Andy. He left his heart on the court.
But I'm SO optimistic. No histrionics, no getting down on himself, no clutching body parts, no shouting at the box. He just kept coming back and back. Much of the time he outplayed Novak. One glaring error, should've made Novak serve out the 4th set. He gave it away which was poor tactically and he was always behind in the 5th. Bad.
And now it's time for Lendl to step forward. He's got a lot to do, but also very little.
Andy's serve was poor but did you see that forehand? So improved.
I totally agree, this is a totally different Andy. So proud of him for never giving up. I was late for work today, but by God I was not going to leave till the match was over.
Andy needs his serve to be a weapon, that is the only thing in his game that comes and goes. He needs to be able to rely on it to get him out of trouble. Perhaps Ivan will be able to help him with it. And hopefully Ivan can make him believe that he can hold serve after breaking his opponent.
I haven't read his interview yet, like most of you, I'm feeling sad right now for Andy. But I will read it today..